Great Quotes in Franchising

Great Quotes in Franchising podcast gives some of the best quotes on our franchise radio show/podcast over the last 17 years. It was hosted by one of our favorite partners, Podcast People, right here in Pennsylvania. Podcast People recently discontinued their service. Interestingly, the Great Quotes in Franchising podcast became just as popular as our regular weekly podcast. One podcast, “The Difference Between Opportunity & Regret,” had over 97,000 page views. Thanks Podcast People.  

Charlie Graves of Athletic Republic

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Charlie Graves, Chief Executive Officer of Athletic Republic, the pioneer of the sports training industry. Athletic Republic offers state-of-the-art training that unlocks the potential of any athlete, helping them perform at their best. Over the past 30 years, their science-based protocols and specialized equipment have helped more than two million athletes of all ages achieve their goals. The brand takes safety seriously and trains every athlete to perform at the highest level. Charlie describes his secret to franchising, business, and life.

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from the founder of Creatif, Jaya Aiyar. Creatif is an experiential art destination that looks to entertain, educate, and inspire. An art studio for all ages, Creatif boasts unique and innovative technology, various options, and an award-winning studio space. Jaya advises our listeners on what to look for when buying a franchise. She starts with knowing your "why?" 

Alex Wilkes of the Pearle Vision franchise

Today's Great Quote in franchising comes from Alex Wilkes of Pearle Vision. Alex discusses why being proud of the brand name is so important when choosing a franchise opportunity. 

Tom Krouse of Donato's Franchise

Batteries Not Included - Today's Great Quote in Franchising podcast comes from Tom Krouse, CEO of Donatos Pizza. Donatos is a family-owned, privately held company that treats Franchise Partners like part of the family. Its mission is to promote goodwill through its products, services, principles, and people. Tom discusses the importance of focusing your energy on the right place using the great analogy, "Batteries not Included." Tom explains this notion in this Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.

Tom Scarda

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Tom Scarda. Tom is a franchise consultant for FranChoice and the author of The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty. Tom is excellent at providing analogies on topics like motivation and entrepreneurship. 

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Giuseppe Grammatico. Giuseppe is a franchise veteran who simplifies the franchising process and excels at guiding his candidates to the model that best suits them. His greatest joy is helping people realize the American dream.

dripbar franchise interviews

Picture this scenario. You just started a company, and you need to hire a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Chief Operating Officer (COO). How much do you think it will cost to achieve this task? 

Joew mathews of Street Smart Franchising

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from franchise veteran Joe Mathews. Joe is the author of the famous "Street Smart Franchising." Joe suggests it's often been said that cash is king. However, money alone doesn't move mountains; people do...people with another kind of KASH: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits. Franchisees must generate KASH before they generate cash. KASH always comes first.

Peter Baldine of Moran Industries

Today’s Great Quote in Franchising comes from Peter Baldine, the President of Moran Industries. Peter discusses some of the advantages of franchising compared to non-franchise businesses: support and guidance.

Youve got maids franchise

Franchising is like taking an open-book test...here is why! Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Joseph Berger - President of You've Got Maids. Joseph has a unique perspective on the franchise industry, as his parents, Frank and Cynthia Berger, founded the residential cleaning concept.

mary jane riva of pizza factory franchise

Today's Great Quote in Franchising Comes from Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. Mary Jane suggests aspiring entrepreneurs look under the hood before buying a franchise. Listen to this podcast to find out why.

Nick Friedman of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Nick Friedman, of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise opportunity. College Hunks Hauling Junk is the fastest-growing junk hauling and moving franchise in America. Nick discusses the 5 Fs of franchising. 

Great quote in franchise podcast

Not long ago, we had a Great Quote in Franchising Podcast called "Date A Little". The podcast suggested the importance of getting to know you mate. Another element that is equally important is getting to know the parents and family members. 

Dr. Martin J. McDermott of Franchise Interviews podcast and radio show

One of the shows I strongly recommend listening to if you are an aspiring entrepreneur is Stop Riding the Pine (http://www.StopRidingThePine.com). The show is hosted by the popular Jaime Jay. Jaime is an amazing interviewer and speaks with entrepreneur. 

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Sam Hance of the Stone Coat franchise opportunity. Sam advises on what steps a prospective franchisee should take before buying a franchise.

Craig Slaving on franchiseinterview.com podcast

Today's Great Quote in Franchising podcast comes from franchise expert and veteran Craig Slavin. Craig has five decades of experience in all aspects of franchising. His great quote that pertains to franchising was, "Just because you can afford the airplane doesn't mean you should be the pilot." He eloquently explains how this pertains to buying a franchise.

This clip was one of our most popular podcasts to date. Today's great quote in franchising comes from Tony Lutfi, the chief executive officer of the Marlu Investment Group. The Marlu Investment Group is a franchise owner of systems like Little Caesars, Sizzler, Jack in the Box, and Arby's.

Franchise podcast with Steve Caldiera, former president of the International Franchise Association

Today's quote comes from the President of the International Franchise Association, Steve Calidiera. This quote has been used often on our show but explained more deeply. One of the many benefits of franchising is support.

Franchise podcast interview with Darren Guccione, founder of Keeper Security Inc.

Darren Guccione gives excellent advice to those individuals looking to buy a franchise. Darren Guccione is the CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security, Inc. Keeper Security, Inc. is the creator of Keeper, the world's most downloaded password manager and digital vault.

Franchise podcast with Terry Corkery, founder of franchise works and now JDog

Over the years, we have had some great stories on franchising. Today's podcast features Terry Corkery of FranchiseWorks.com. Terry said something profound when we interviewed him on our weekly radio show. He suggested that franchising levels the playing field. Find out why.

franchise podcast with Melanie Bergeron

I have always wanted to interview Melanie Bergeron, the Chair for Two Men and a Truck. We had Melanie on our sixth-anniversary show. Melanie gave some great advice. One great feature of franchising is that you can speak to previous and current franchisees.

Chris Simnick of Franchise Teacher

Chris Simnick was one of our favorite interviews. Chris Simnick has over 40 years of business and franchise experience as an independent business owner, franchisee, and franchisor. His background is at many levels, and he has held numerous positions in franchising.

franchise podcast with Wanda Seiber of Unishippers franchise opportunity

Today's great quote in franchising comes from franchise business owner Wanda Sieber. Wanda explains how franchising can reduce risk and nighttime drama. Wanda Sieber is a Unishippers franchisee in Green Bay. Unishippers is focused on just one thing: helping small and medium-sized businesses.

Great quote in franchising from Todd Leff, CEO of the Hand and Stone franchise opportunity.

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Three Questions You Should Answer Before Buying A Franchise - Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from our weekly radio show with Todd Leff, the CEO and President of the Hand & Stone franchise opportunity. Todd is a franchising veteran and gives our listeners three questions they should answer before buying a franchise.

Great quote in franchising from Ellen Dunn of Wild Birds Unlimited

Great Quotes In Franchising Podcast - Friends and Relationships- Today's great quote in franchising comes from Wild Birds Unlimited franchisee Ellen Davis of the Franklin, MA store. Ellen discusses some interesting reasons why she chose franchising.

Great quote in franchise podcast with Rick Werner of Unishippers

Great Quotes In Franchising Podcast - Leverage Your Past Experience - Today, Rick Werner, franchisee to Unishippers, advises aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise.

Great quotes in franchising with Nancy Biggley

Nancy Biggley

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - The Same Vision and Passion - Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Nancy Bigley, the CEO of Bottle and Bottega.

Great quote in franchising from David Ritterling

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Get into the Boat and Roll Along with Everyone Else

"Embrace the Journey Together in Franchising - Join the Flow and Paddle Along; Avoid Going Against the Current. This insightful quote is from David Ritterling, representing Visiting Angels, featured in the Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast. Wise counsel from David!" 

Great Quote in Franchise with Karol Mercurio

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast: You can't paint the golden arches green, so follow the system. - Karol Mercuio is referencing the great Michael Gerber.

Karol has been in the franchise industry for over 30 years and has owned and operated her business for the past 19 years, advising and coaching people in franchising. An IFPG Member since 2012, Karol has placed countless people in their companies and enhanced their quality of life.


Karol started her career in the franchise industry working for Nutri/System, a billion-dollar international franchised weight loss company with more than 1,500 companies and franchised units nationwide.

Great quote in franchising from Joel Libava.

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Are you willing to do it their way? - Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from franchise expert and king Joel Libava. Joel talks about the importance of peeling the onion.

Great quote in franchising from Michael Gerber

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - People don't fail because they dream too big, people fail because they dream too small. This was one of Marty's favorite quotes that he frequently shares with his business students. 

Great quote in franchising from Lawrence Doc Cohen.

Great Quote in Franchising from Lawrence Doc Cohen

Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from Lawrence Doc Cohen, a veteran of the franchise industry who first franchised Great American Cookies many years ago, and became the first-ever franchisee inducted into the International Franchise Association?s (IFA) Hall of Fame.

Here is a quote from Doc - I had been part of other startups and knew just how difficult it was to begin a concept. So, let's say I wanted to be Doc's Cookies. I could have done that. I could have said, all right, now I've got to develop a recipe. I've got to do my marketing program. I've got to get the financing. I've got to do an operations manual. I've got to figure out how to do it. I've got to figure out where the locations ought to be. A lot of that is done for you already. A franchise provides a concept that has been proven and tested. Somebody else has done all that work. The systems are typically in place and have been revised over time to prove they can succeed. It was just a great way to go.

Great quote in franchising from Art Coley

Great Quote in Franchising from Art Coley

Today's great quote comes from Art Coley of Alphagraphics. AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the AlphaGraphics network.

I tell you, Marty, you said something...I was saying earlier about that nearly ten years of restaurant ownership. There were months, and we were not a franchise; there were months Marty where I begged for somebody to send a royalty check to if somebody could bring me some turnkey marketing programs if somebody could bring me some training solutions that were already ready to go for the employees and how to hire them and who is the right person, how to recruit them. Suppose somebody could bring me a process for creating more traffic at my restaurant or an operational workflow and checklist. Marty, I believe, I believe, and I've had people, great people like Bud Hadfield, and I can go down the list of just the names of people in my cell phone that I can call anytime. I mean John Luther over at Duncan Brands and Jim Amos, who run OLED mailboxes, etc. You know all these names. I'm honored to be on your show today just knowing those guys. People like that are people that you've interviewed. And franchising, I believe, is the greatest invention for small business ownership. Because franchising doesn't change the fact that you are still a small business owner, all franchising should do; my job as president of Alpha Graphics, is to take people who have decided they want to be a small business owner and they want to do it in this arena of providing visual communication solutions, whether that's a document solution or marketing solution. My job as president of Alpha Graphics is simply to take the hurdles that may be six feet high if you're out there on your own trying to do it yourself and let's take them down to six inches.

Great quote in franchising from Don Johnson and Marty McDermott

Great Quotes in Franchising - So What is A franchise?

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - So what is a franchise? - In this edition we go back to the most basic elements by defining franchising referencing sources like the great Dave Thomas of Wendy's.

Great quote in franchising from Tom Scarda

Buy A franchise That is Good for you, Not good for the neighborhood

Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Buy a franchise that is good for you, not one that is good for the neighborhood - We have had certified franchise expert and author on our show several times over the last several years. Tom Scarda has many great pieces of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. He has a great story. He once said, "I didn't know how to run my own business, but I wanted to be an entrepreneur.

Franchise interview with Nancy Lanard

Leases are Extraordinarily negotiable 

This episode of the Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast was among our most popular. Nancy Lanard, a franchise attorney, emphasizes the negotiability of leases, highlighting why it's crucial to seek advice from a specialized attorney in franchise law. Lanard shares her expert insights on the topic, underscoring the significance of understanding lease negotiation in franchising."